Baldur’s Gate 3 offers players the ability to Respec their characters, allowing them to rebuild their characters from the ground up. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of finding Withers, the NPC who unlocks the Respec feature, and provide you with all the details you need to know.
📍 Where to Find Withers
Withers can be found at the Dank Crypt, which is located among the ruins just north of the starting beach where you begin the game. There are multiple ways to enter the Dank Crypt. You can use Thieves Tools to lockpick the door directly north, or you can recruit Astarion and have him use the Thieves Tools since he is proficient with them. Alternatively, you can take the path west to circle around and find other ways to gain entry, such as knocking down a sack to break the floor below or convincing someone behind a door to let you in.
Once inside the Dank Crypt, be cautious of traps and make your way to the very end of the ruins where you will find a button on a wall. Pressing this button will unlock the room with the sarcophagus that holds Withers, along with a group of skeletons. Defeat them and release Withers.
💬 Withers Dialogue Options
When you first encounter Withers, he will ask you a set of questions. However, your responses to these questions do not seem to have any impact on the outcome. Even if you choose to attack Withers or ignore him, he will still make his way to your camp after unlocking him. To continue the Respec process, simply go to your camp and speak to Withers.
🔄 Respec Details
Changing your Class with Withers in Baldur’s Gate 3 comes at a fixed cost of 100 gold. While this may seem like a hefty amount in the early stages of the game, it is important to make wise choices with your character early on to avoid the need for frequent Respecs.
When you choose to Respec with Withers, you have the opportunity to rebuild your character from scratch, excluding your Race, Background, and Appearance. You can change your class, the features that come with it, some of your skills, and your ability scores. By default, your ability scores will be adjusted to the recommended spread for the class you choose, but you can customize them to fit your desired build, just like when you first created your character.
One interesting aspect of the Respec feature is that it can also be used to change the build of your Companions. Simply switch to the Companion you want to Respec while in camp, speak to Withers, and follow the same conversation.
Take advantage of this feature to try out different builds and class combinations with your party. Experiment and find the build that best suits your playstyle.
Withers also offers additional services. For a fee of 200 gold, he can revive dead companions, allowing you to bring them back into the fray. Additionally, if your party is not full, you can recruit up to 3 Hirelings for 100 gold each. While these Hirelings lack the story flavor of Companions, they can be useful for filling gaps in your party composition.
❓ Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions players have about Respec and finding Withers in Baldur’s Gate 3:
Q: Can I Respec my character multiple times?
A: Yes, you can Respec your character as many times as you want, but each Respec will cost you 100 gold.
Q: Can I change my character’s Race or Background during Respec?
A: No, Respec only allows you to change your class, features, skills, and ability scores. Race and Background remain unchanged.
Q: Can I Respec Companions who have left my party?
A: No, you can only Respec Companions who are currently in your party. Once a Companion leaves, you cannot make any changes to their build.
Q: Can I change my character’s appearance during Respec?
A: No, Respec does not allow you to alter your character’s appearance. It only focuses on the mechanical aspects of your character.
Respec is a valuable feature in Baldur’s Gate 3 that allows players to adapt and optimize their characters to suit their playstyle. Finding Withers and unlocking the ability to Respec is a straightforward process that can be achieved by exploring the starting area of the game. Take advantage of this feature to experiment with different builds and create a party that excels in combat and complements your preferred playstyle.